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Does your family business’s succession plan include estate planning strategies?

Family-owned businesses face distinctive challenges when it comes to succession planning. For example, it’s important to address the distinction between ownership succession and management succession. When a nonfamily business is sold to a third party, ownership and management succession typically happen simultaneously. However, in the context of a family business, there may be reasons to …

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Answers to your questions about taking withdrawals from IRAs

As you may know, you can’t keep funds in your traditional IRA indefinitely. You have to start taking withdrawals from a traditional IRA (including a SIMPLE IRA or SEP IRA) when you reach age 72. The rules for taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) are complicated, so here are some answers to frequently asked questions. What …

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Take a look at stock options as a recruitment tool

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.7% in October. Seeing as how that’s still a relatively low number, your business may be struggling to fill its open positions. Offering equity-based compensation to job candidates is one recruitment strategy to consider. Many companies have used stock options …

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10 Tips to Help You Combat Rising Costs

Inflation is up 8.3% year over year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many factors — including supply chain disruptions, multi-trillion-dollar government spending packages, the war in Ukraine and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic — have contributed to higher prices at the gas pumps, on the grocery shelves and …

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Like every business, a start-up needs a sensible budget

An impressive 432,834 new business applications for tax identification numbers were submitted during October 2022, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indeed, despite the relatively higher costs of doing business these days, plenty of start-ups are still launching. One thing that every new company needs, along with a business plan, is a sensible budget. And that …

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Is Self-Employment Right for You?

For some time now, the media has highlighted the so-called “Great Resignation,” where legions of people have left their former jobs. If you’re among those who’ve resigned or you’re thinking about quitting, you may be considering a shift to self-employment. Before making the leap, though, you need to consider several factors that could be pros …

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How should your marketing strategy change next year?

The current calendar year is winding down and a fresh 12 months lies ahead. That makes now a good time to think about how you should present yourself to customers and prospects next year. The U.S. economy has undergone notable change in 2022. Namely, rising inflation and persistent supply chain challenges have forced companies to really contemplate …

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